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Law Office of Michael T. Smith
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An Employment Attorney Who Stands Up To Corporate America

For over 30 years, attorney Michael T. Smith has been protecting the rights of employees in Illinois and surrounding states. Contact the Law Office of Michael T. Smith​ for a free initial consultation.

Employment Discrimination

As an employee, you have rights under both federal and state laws.

Family And Medical Leave Act

Federal law protects your right to care for yourself and loved ones.

Wrongful Termination

If your employer unlawfully terminated you, we can plan a strategy.


Bankruptcy protections exist to help people like you get the fresh start you need for a better future. 

Employment Law Service For Illinois And Beyond

The Employment Law Experience You Can Trust

Both federal and Illinois state laws offer protections to employees. Yet if you suffer discrimination or unlawful treatment in the workplace, you may not know how to assert your legal rights. You may also hesitate to come forward because you fear for your job security.

The Law Office of Michael T. Smith understands these concerns and works to take them out of the equation. For over 30 years, we have been fighting for the rights of employees in Illinois and surrounding states. In that time, attorney Michael T. Smith has garnered an impressive record, litigating over 500 employment cases in federal court. He is also not afraid to go up against intimidating adversaries on behalf of his clients. He has brought claims against federal governmental agencies and huge Fortune 500 corporations. With this level of experience, it’s easy to understand why so many referrals come to us.

Offering Comprehensive Advocacy To Employees

If you have suffered an adverse employment action, you need to understand your legal rights. Our law office takes the time to listen to your story and your specific workplace context. If your claim is actionable under the law, we will thoroughly explain the claim process to you, which may include prerequisite administrative filings. If you are a federal employee, there may also be separate protections available to you. You can be confident that the Law Office of Michael T. Smith will advise you of all your legal options.

Our office also works proactively with employees who have questions about their rights. A strategic consultation with us can help you better navigate potentially troublesome workplace issues. For example, if you need to take time off to care for yourself or a family member, we can advise whether you are protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act. You may be experiencing an uncomfortable situation at work but are unsure how to proceed. Or perhaps you have a disability but could perform your work duties with an accommodation. The Law Office of Michael T. Smith has helped hundreds of clients with these and similar employment law issues.

Free Consultation With A Respected Attorney

Attorney Michael T. Smith has an impressive record of protecting employees. For answers to tough questions about your rights in the workplace, call 847-220-5197 for a free initial consultation. You can also use our online contact form.